Hammer And A Spike
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Fortress Of Solitude
Upside Down & Inside Out
I Dig A Pony
I've Got A Feeling
Cheap Utah Blues
When She Go
Warm In Here
Waiting For The Tide
Blue Moon (Reprise)
- Tape flips:
Set One - 00:35 into Wendy (brief crossfade implemented to smooth transition)
Set Two - between Revealing Nothing and Warm In Here (brief crossfade during the intro to Warm In Here)
- There is some audio degradation from about 8:36 to 9:02 in Driving West due to some problems encountered with the master cassette during transfer. There are no dropouts or music loss, but there is some noticeable muffling and phasing between channels. I did the best I could to smooth this out post-transfer.
- Some light noise reduction applied in Cool Edit Pro to remove some of the inherent tape hiss.
LineageMarantz PMD-430 (cassette master) > Sony SBM-1 > Emagic EMI 2|6 > Cool Edit Pro > CDWav > FLAC Frontend
April 30, 2006 Subject:
Strong, but not spectacular
GSW was one of those mid-90s "could've been huge" bands who never got the widespread acclaim they deserved. This could be because some of their songs were quite poppy and the fact that their jamming sometimes criticized for being derivative of a certain four-piece that was just starting to play amphitheaters at the time (check out the Imogene for an example). The audiences were similar to DMB crowds (younger and with lots of girls) and they really had quite a solid following in the Northeast from 93-96.
Anyway, this Halloween show features the band touring behind $1.99 Romances, their Geffen debut, which Lo plugs dutifully. The crowd sounds like its much smaller for the second set, which may account for the more intimate songs. Sound quality is great, though the fade in Wendy hurts.
First set highlights are most of the $1.99 material (Wendy, Henrietta) and Fortress of Solitude, which holds up as one of the best songs in their repertoire.
Second set is nothing special until Imogene, which gets a nicely extended treatment, impressing the crowd. Things heat up again from Warm in Here through the Driving West.
April 16, 2005 Subject:
A GSW show that I don't have, amazing. I am alittle disheartned at the crossfade in Wendy though, better to leave it off the disk as quite alot is missing. Great Show, by a Great Band. Wish they were still around, or at least Lo was doing stuff.
April 15, 2005 Subject:
Leave "Blue Moon" to the Marcells please!
Simple review here folks: I liked the music but hated the singing especially Blue Moon. That guy could not carry the tune very well at all.